Rangers trade Vlad Namestnikov to Ottawa for draft pick

10/8 | Sens GM Pierre Dorion said that he thought the Namestnikov trade was going to happen before the season. (Garrioch) 10/7 | 9:16PM: Bruce Garrioch tweeted that this is a deal the two teams have been talking about for awhile. Sens GM Pierre Dorion said of Namestnikov, “Vladislav is a quick, competitive two-way forward with good hockey sense,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. “He can play both centre…

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Dan Girardi retires from the NHL

Dan Girardi has announced his retirement from the NHL. Glen Sather released a statement saying, “On behalf of the entire Rangers organization, I want to congratulate Dan on an outstanding NHL career. Dan was the ultimate warrior. From the moment he joined the Rangers, he gave his heart and soul to his teammates, the organization, and the fans. Dan’s relentless effort and dedication to the Rangers was an inspiration to…

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Vinni Letteri signs one-year deal with the Rangers

The Rangers have announced that they have come to terms with RFA winger Vinni Lettieri. He has an NHL salary and cap hit of $700,000, a salary of $100,000 in the minors and an overall guaranteed salary of at least $150,000. (Cap Friendly) Lettieri, 24, was arbitration eligible but did not file. His qualifying offer was $874,125. He played in 27 games for the Rangers last season, scoring 1 goal…

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Rangers sign forward Phillip Di Giuseppe

The Rangers have announced that they have come to terms with forward Phillip Di Giuseppe. The deal is believed to be one-year at $700,000. From the release: Di Giuseppe, 25, skated in 24 NHL games with Carolina and Nashville in 2018-19, registering one goal and three assists. Di Giuseppe was credited with 54 hits in the 24 NHL games he played during the past season (2.3 hits per game). In…

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Kaapo Kakko signs entry-level contract

The Rangers have announced that Kaapo Kakko has signed his three-year entry-level contract. Kakko’s cap hit is $925,000 per season. (CapFriendly) His contract, per-year, breaks down as: $832,500 in base salary $92,500 in signing bonus $850,000 in A bonuses $1,800,000 in B bonuses If Kakko achieves any of his bonuses the resulting cap charge would be part of the Rangers cap the following season. The “A” level bonuses Kakko can…

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Rangers sign forwards Greg McKegg and Danny O’Regan

The Rangers have announced that they have signed depth forwards Greg McKegg and Danny O’Regan. McKegg was originally selected by Toronto in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. McKegg’s great uncle is Lou Fontinato, who played parts of seven seasons with the Rangers (1954-55 – 1960-61). From the Rangers release: McKegg, 27, split this past season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Charlotte Checkers of…

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